Green turtle

Green turtle

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Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) basking on a rock. The green turtle lives in warm seas throughout the world. It usually stays close to coasts, feeding on aquatic plants. It can grow up to 1.5 metres in length and weigh up to 200 kilograms. The female green turtle usually returns to the beach where she was born to lay her eggs. Photographed on New Caledonia, South Pacific.

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Keywords: animal, aquatic, basking, chelonia mydas, coast, face, green turtle, head, lying, marine, nature, new caledonia, ocean, reptile, reptilia, rock, rocks, sea, south, southern pacific, testudinidae, wildlife, zoology

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